Producer: Just Blaze
Album: The Blueprint
Label: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam


This was the blueprint for, well, the bombastic Blueprint sound: The soul samples, the pounding bass, the sped up vocals are all on here. Another classic pairing of Just Blaze and Jiggaman. We all knew Jay-Z was rich but clearly we didn't know how rich. When he proclaimed he was going to rape Def Jam until he was the $100 million man, we knew it was serious. Since then, Jay must have made that proclamation a reality at least five times over. Momma definitely ain't raise no fool.